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and a new election is called. >>> prime minister shinno abe has -- the council on economic and fiscal policy is one of his two key pillars of his economic plan, along with a new task force to revive the economy. he chaired the first session of the council which reopened on wednesday after over three years of suspension. the financial minister, and bank of japan governor and four specialists from the private sector also took part. >> translator: in this panel we will discuss key policy matters to revitalize the japanese economy. i hope the members will draw up an outline of the government's economic and fiscal policies by the middle of this year. >>> as a first step to revitalize japan 'economy, they discussed a stimulus package worth nearly $230 billion. it focuses on public works projects. abe also asked the panel to look for ways of cooperation to pull the country out of deflakes. >>> their agenda includes adjusting tax rates for the wealthy. a tax panel made up of policy chiefs. wants to compile the agenda between the main opposition. officials called for the government to take low-income
this into the context of the upcoming elections in israel. anything that looks like a stressed to israel, or makes israel look like the victim peltz benjamin netanyahu. it is not just a coincidence that the people who reject chuck hagel are the same people who support benjamin netanyahu appeared they have not learned a lesson from the presidential election where they supported mitt romney and they ended up losing. it is not just opposing or not opposing a candidate. >> how is chuck hagel's nomination being played out in israel in light of the upcoming elections two weeks away? >> it adds another and dimension mo benjamin netanyahu's clai that israel is isolated not because of its policy but because of anti-semitism, groups trying to delegitimize israel and that means we need a strong leader, one that can give a good fight to those anti-semites surrounding us. so it really it helps benton .-- really helps netanyahu and the americans don't understand what israel is facing right now. >> let's go back to the criticism for second. what exactly are the criticisms against chuck hagel by some of the pro-i
to justify. you know how the sunlight foundation added up political spending in this past election to see who got the most bang for their buck in their political spending? it was really bad on the right. the republican party's house campaign committee spent almost $65 million, but only 32% of what they spent went to campaigns in which their candidate was successful. so two-to-one, their money was spent on losing. it was worse for the republican party's senate campaign. for their investment of $32 million, only 24% paid off in terms of races that went the way they wanted to. three to one, their money was spent losing. freedomworks was about the same. and the chamber of commerce, which is supposed to be such an impressible and unassailable campaign juggernaut, the chamber of commerce spent $32 million, but less than 7% of what they spent went to winning candidates they wanted to win, or against losing candidates that they wanted to lose. less than 7%. they were 93% ineffective in what they spent. even worse than that was karl rove's american crossroads, which was like the conservative politics
decision in the wake of president obama's re-election. the republican party is divided. that's being isolated and ignored by the right wingers. that's a problem for the gop. that southern dominance may sentence the entire party to irrelevance. >>> conservative ideologues are itching for another fight with president obama, this time saying they may shut down the government altogether or risk a credit catastrophe. could somebody remind these guys who won the election, again. >>> plus, the nra has made its position clear. the answer to gun violence, more guns. we have evidence that posting armed guards everywhere has the exact opposite effect. the latest battle lines as the obama administration moves to curb the availability of assault weapons. >>> let me finish with why this nomination of chuck hagel should be given a solid, solid chance, and this is "hardball," the place for politics, >>> hillary clinton is back at work at the state department. this morning she chaired the weekly meeting of the department's leadership team, and one thing on the agenda will be testifying on capitol hil
. >> yeah. so, look, all in all, how is 2013 going to be compared to 2012? we have u.s. elections, i.t. companies, business from the u.s. there's a lot of uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. has there been a withdraw of investment but maybe it will bounce back? albeit, you've still got to get through debt ceiling and other negotiations. >> i think 2013 compared to 2012 and 2013, 2013 will be more positive. for the election year in europe and considering most of the companies infrastructure is more than 50% of the exposure to the u.s. market. most companies who have their renewal budgets, they tried to push it to the next year, the election budgets. so most companies do have good exposure to the u.s. i think 2013 is still better than 2013 compared to 2012. >> there's a lot of talk about on-shoring of business by the u.s. certainly with regard to manufacturing, you've got the natural gas boom in the u.s. which is making it much more attractive for the u.s. to manufacture stuff on-shore as well as 3g, 2g manufacturing. are there any factors on the software side that can have an impact on
connell. but he's not too worried. yet. >> look, the election's going to occur in 2014. in the meantime i've got my hands full trying to deal with all the issues that we've been discussing here this morning. we'll worry about the election in 2014. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, my must-read today is something to look forward to. michael j. fox has signed a deal for his own sitcom. he'll play a news anchor who quits because of parkinson's disease but then has a comeback. such a great comedic actor. such an inspiration, too, to so many. that story is up on our facebook page at facebook.com/jansingco. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you. >>> democrats are firing back as republicans draw a line in the sand over the looming money battles ahead. at least one even supports a
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. japanese vote again in july in the election for the upper house and abe needs to show he's doing something to speed the recovery. >> there's a lot of money involved. the question is will it work? >> certainly these measures will provide a temporary boost but they will not solve the underlying problems. abe says he'll build his economic policy on three pillars -- increased public spending, monetary easing and doing more to encourage growth. we've seen in the stimulus how abe plans to spend taxpayers' money. on top of that he is urging the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2% and to get more money flowing through the economy. the lines on the final pillar measures toward growth are less clear. some have insisted sustainable growth will only come by making industries more competitive through deregulation. but, government leaders have yet to articulate how they'll make that happen. >> you just mentioned this could be a temporary boost. i guess the question is what does abe need to do in the longer term. >> the labor force is shrinking. so is domestic demand. no matter how much money
. of course from is a political dimension to this. japanese vote again in july in the election for the upper house and abe needs to show he's doing something to speed the recovery. >> there's a lot of money involved. the question is will it work? >> certainly these measures will provide a temporary boost but they will not solve the underlying problems. abe says he'll build his economic policy on three pillars -- increased public spending, monetary easing and doing more to encourage growth. we've seen in the stimulus how abe plans to spend taxpayers' money. on top of that he is urging the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2% and to get more money flowing through the economy. the lines on the final pillar measures toward growth are less clear. some have insisted sustainable growth will only come by making industries more competitive through deregulation. but, government leaders have yet to articulate how they'll make that happen. >> you just mentioned this could be a temporary boost. i guess the question is what does abe need to do in the longer term. >> the labor force is shrinking.
nothing about the time in which the president is inaugurated at the elections -- they took place last october. the inauguration was supposed to be today. i would imagine for a month or so after that, everybody would be perfectly happy. he is still president. just not in conditions to be president. >> the election he one by 11 points against -- it originally looked like it would be much tighter race. he did appoint a vice president, nicholas marudo. will he be the effective president until he returns? >> not absolutely clear. there is another man, the president of the national assembly. there are certain scenarios when the -- where the president of the national assembly could take over. but i think maduro has been anointed as the successor. if chavez was ill -- or could not return, was dying, then chavez would resign and maduro would face elections with a 30 days. >> it could not just be a handover of power. >> he would have to go to the polls. >> is there a script, of the moment -- rift between these two men? are they looking for a different trajectory in terms of the revolution? >> i
by the central african republic and rebels. new elections are lpted to be held been -- within 12 months and a member of the opposition will become prime minister. andre simmons has been following the developments in the capital. >> like all main decisions in this poverty stricken country, the announcement came on the radio. the president issued a dedegree -- decree dissolving his government. the prime minister has aren't -- resigned and he'll be replaced by someone from the opposition. talks are going on now. but all this is a good sign they're stirking to at agreement. >> hundreds of thousands of course shi'ia protectors are holding individualim a second night following the actions in quetta. many are refusing to bury victims of the attack and are demanding greater protection from the government. >> china's capital beijing is tchoking on some of the worst air pollution levels ever reported. the government has advised people to stay indoors, especially children, the elderly and people with ress pyreatory problems. -- respiratory problems. still to come, life on the turkish-syrian bemplt
writers association had 37 candidates to choose from and elected none, zero, a few players had the whiff of steroids but should that have kept them out of the hall. jason stark doesn't think so. he wrote with cooperstown, quote, if it is a cathedral, not a museum, we are going to have to throw out gaylord perry, sorry, gaylord and everyone that corked a bat or scuffed a ball or used an amphetamine and everyone that was an off the field scoundrel. good morning, jason. >> hi, carol. >> you are one of the sports writers with the power to get someone into the hall. as you sat down with the ballot this year, was it the most agonizing ever? >> absolutely the toughest ever. i actually went and looked at every single ballot since the beginning of hall of fame voting in the 30s i think this was the most star-studded ballot in like 75 years. it's really incredible to think that we elected nobody. we had a candidate that hit more home runs than anybody that ever lived in barry bonds. we didn't elect him. we had a pitcher in roger clemons who won, at the time he retired, more games than any right-ha
to imagine they're now going to come back and actually do something. >> if only there were a senator elected to washington -- >> who cared about the consumer. >> -- that steve rattner supported. >> i think i know where we're going. >> if only there were that person. you could just check them off. >> you know what? there is. >> steve didn't support him. >> absolutely. you are going to come around on elizabeth warren. you just are. who doesn't? elizabeth warren said this on the issue. aig's reckless bets nearly crashed our entire economy. taxpayers across this country saved aig from ruin. and it would be outrageous for this company to turn around and sue the federal government because they think the deal wasn't generous enough. steve. >> so i agree with elizabeth warren who's completely right. >> that's all i need to hear. you just made my morning. >> january 9th of the new session. >> check right there. >> it's amazing what a victory does. >> come on. >> something about 1,000 fathers and orphans. >> something like that. something like that. so i'm curious, mika. i'm reading "the new york time
after the elections next year? >> i want us to remember why we went to afghanistan. we went into afghanistan because 3,000 americans were viciously murdered by a terrorist organization that was operating openly and at the invitation of those who were then ruling afghanistan. it was absolutely the right thing to do for us to go after that organization, to go after the host government that had aided and abetted or at least allowed for these attacks to take place. and because of the heroic work of our men and women in uniform, and because of the cooperation and sacrifices of afghans who had also been brutalized by that then host government. we achieved our central goal, which is -- or have come very close to achieving our stroll go central goal, which is to decapacitate al qaeda. to dismantle them. to make sure they can't attack us again. and everything that we have done over the last ten years, from the perspective of the u.s. national security interests, have been focused on that aim. and, you know, at the end of this conflict, we are going to be able to say that the sacrific
for the austerity measures as angela merkel gives up -- for election. >>> and aig just finished off paying off its massive bailout, but the company is now weighing on whether to sue the u.s. government over that very rescue. >> now 2013. >> it's been so long. how long has it been? >> months. >> better make the most of it, though. >> two days. >> yeah. two days. >> then it's onward. >> anyway, look, we're here. i still don't know what time zone and country i'm in. >> there was snow, right? >> there was. it was beautiful. >> on today's show, we hone in on samsung in seoul. i'm all frufterred because you're back. the electronic giant will expand its lead over apple this year. >> and we've got our chips in. and we'll head out to las vegas for the latest on the consumer electronics show. >> the trade deficit widens to its largest level in five years. >> and we'll get the latest from wall street on just how happy a new year bankers are likely to have. >> i hope it's not that happy. some will be okay. generally speaking. >>> now, the greek prime minister anthony samaras is in germany to discuss angela me
, italian finance minister said what italy needed to achieve after its critical elections. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to the program. under draft proposals seen by the financial times, struggling companies will either have to invest in failing banks alongside the european stability mechanism or guarantee the esm against any losses. eurozone officials declined to comment on the report. >>> as we mentioned ahead of the show, david cameron is beginning to feel the heat. over the weekend, just 26% members would like to maintain britain's current relationship with europe. while 29% want them to be less restrictive or for britain to exit the block entirely. >> do you think this is something like scottish independence whereby the more they implement it, the more
in germany. though the current government is thinking of creating one ahead of next year's elections. around 7 million people in germany are working at so-called mini jobs, kerning $530 a month, a relatively paltry amount, less than one-fifth the national average what is worse, the wage gap is widening. a trendy opposition and media accused the government of trying to hide in a recent report on income. >> we have a well-to develop low income sector where people are working in tempore situations. it means they cannot get out of the situation by working -- working in poor situations. >> of the increase in the number of working poor came about after the very reforms that may germany so competitive in europe. a competitive edge paid for in many ways by those who can least afford it. al jazeera cumberland. >> india has made an official protest to neighboring pakistan after two soldiers were killed in kashmir. india's summer and -- summoned but pakistani high commissioner to explain. the army said pakistani troops killed the men after crossing a line of control tuesday. in pakistan they say the ac
. on election he is feeling good about himself and feeling like there can be no opposition to his position and so it doesn't seem, he doesn't seem terribly concerned there is not a lot of concern for chuck hagel. >> another nomination will be for treasury secretary as well. perhaps jack lu who is currently the chief of staff at white house is the leading candidate. how would you vote on lu? >> i would have to look at his record and listen to what he has to say. i will tell you my view on any treasury secretary would be that i would want to hear some real proposals for growth. and this whole debate about the fiscal cliff we have been talking about taxes and talking about spending. noticeably absent from the equation has been growth. and the biggest economic problem of the last four years has been the dismal economic growth. under barack obama our economy has grown 1.5% a year for four years. less than half the historical -- >> this gets no the whole idea of retooling the republican party under the heading of opportunity conservativism which i would like to get into in just a second. do you
dan malloy is one of the elected leaders talking to vice president biden yesterday. let me play to you what he said this morning. >> he's got this down pretty well. he understands what we need to do to make it less likely that these things are going to happen in our -- in our cities and towns. and these mass murders could be limited, at least, going into the future, if some common sense things are taken -- the magazine thing is very big. >> the top two limit, magazines and closed-gun show loopholes. take us inside the hill here and take us inside the white house, shira, what are the chances this gets done? >> it's very doable. if there's ever a chance for congress to pass measures this is it. but the road is complicated. you have democrats controlling the senate but many of those are fairly conservative democrats supported by the nra in the past. then you have the house which is obviously controlled by republicans, many of whom are conservative. it's a difficult path to pass this legislation. that's why it's interesting to hear joe biden mention the executive order issue and whether he
. anything that they think would cost them jobs and therefore cost the election. but the counter argument to that, the evidence is impossible to ignore. if we're talking about snow, we're talking about snowpocalypse. here in d.c. we're talking about superstorm sandy, the confluence of three different weather fronts that caused such destruction. bill mckibben was right. it becomes an economic issue at its fundamental core. i think the public is starting to see that and i think they're ahead of the politicians on this one. >> john: fighting climate change is good capitalism. tina you don't pew editor in chief of the contributor. joe williamss, thank you both for joining me this evening. >> thank you. >> john: now that ultra conservatives have failed, we'll see their new strategy to fail again in the exact same wayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay d get. >> i'm an extremely loving, passionate man and people who investigate me honestly without the baggage of political correctness ascertain the conclusion that i'm a damn nice guy and if you can find a screening process mor
in a restrained manner to shape his image as a conscientious leader. >>> south korea's president-elect park geun-hye is to meet a chinese government envoy. park met an envoy from japan last week. south korea's foreign ministry says china's vice foreign minister zhang zhijun will visit south korea and hold talks with park on thursday. park is expected to take up north korea's nuclear and missile development and a bilateral free trade agreement. south korea and china entered fta talks last year. in her presidential election campaign she promised to expand relations with china while strengthening south korea's alliance with the united states. last friday park met japan's envoy, former finance minister fukushiro nukaga. she expressed hopes that relations with japan can be improved. bilateral ties have become strained over disputed islands in the sea of japan. >>> one of south korea's best-known singers will spend a week confined to his army barracks. military leaders are disciplining the platinum-selling rain for dating an actress while on military duty. rain's real name is jung ji hoon. he's fulfil
a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue is who is going to remember the voices of the american people in this debate. >> reporter: president obama has said he wants to lay it on some of the proposals his task force gives him in the state of the union address. that task force led by the vice president is going to give president obama their recommendations on tuesday in the state of the union is scheduled for february 12th, one month from yesterday. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> fox news is taking a closer look at the gun control debate with a special hannity airing tonight featuring a studio audience compromised some of the new yorkers who were outed by the journal news for having gun permits. that is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. >> arthel: growing concerns over the shortages of flu vaccines as sick americans are overcrow
sense gun laws and the disconnect with the elected officials who aren't doing that right now. that's really how we're moving forward with this thing. >> cenk: so were specific proposals discussed and if so, what were they? >> there were a punch of specific proposals not just legislative proposal but executive decisions that can be made, as well as trying to change the culture and behavior of gun violence in america. he likened it to automobile accidents and drinking and driving over decades of regulatory policies and changing the culture of drinking and driving and wearing seat belts we have reduced accidents and deaths. he wants to bring that understanding and approach to the gun advo advocacy. background checks and limiting magazines, we've heard that, so to have that to go with it is great. >> you'll occupy that seat tomorrow i presume are going to be people from the rifle association and differing opinions to gun control than you. how do you feel about the fact that they're going to be hearing from them as well and maybe even getting the last word from them tomorrow. >> i think
? supposedly the constitution says there's supposed to be new elections in 30 days. he doesn't want that to happen. so are you going to see chaos in the streets, are you going to see protests from the position? -- the position in the next couple of weeks? why do we care? biggest reserves of oil in the western hemisphere, second largest in the world. take a shot of the wall. we have this graphic. i think this is really telling. so on the left, way on the left, the blue are the reserves of venezuela, the green is the production. go a few columns over to the united states. we have very little in the way of reserves compared to venezuela. our production is much, much higher. so the markets are betting, and if you look at the venezuelan stock market or venezuelan bonds of which are widely held in fixed income portfolios, the betting is that post chavez we get closer to the point where the country starts reinvesting in its oil facilities. >> and production -- >> then production would go up. we would have greater supplies. plus, more would come back to the united states because, remember,
say he does want to upset elections later this year. >> he is only 12 years old, but that is old enough to be immersed in politics in pakistan. >> the government is wrong. they have made our life helle. >> some have thrown their support behind a canadian- pakistani crcleric. his message resonates with people fed up with the breakdown of law and order and an increase of corruption and inflation. many are so angry that even mothers with no relation to the clerics s say they are ready to sacrifice their children. >> i told my children not to be afraid of bullets. take the bullet in your chest. we want change and revolution. our society will not move forward until we become selfless. >> so far he has refused to negotiate with the government, saying all talks will be held in the capital. it is, that has turned into a bunker. security forces have blocked roads. protesters say nothing will stop them and even have a crane to remove blockage from their way. >> they blocked roads with containers, they close roads -- we will walk their. >> his support is far from universal. in fact, there a
equated the banning of guns because of the way they look. people were warned that president obama was re-elected, he would be coming after our guns. the predictions have panned out. >> the fact he hasn't done it is proof that he's planning to. >> stephanie: this is when you start getting into the lunatic fringe -- the president is behind the shooting in newtown to get gun control enacted. you're off down the rabbit hole. she said we're in for a massive fight like we've never seen before. s the color of a gun, the way it looks, it is just bad politics. >> oh, my god. wow. >> stephanie: that's exactly the same. and you're not banning a gun because of the way it looks. >> it is what it does. >> you're a gunnist. that's what you are. you put people in prison because of what they do. not because of how they look. >> it makes me look fat. >> stephanie: right. that's what i meant. >> stephanie: alabama, right wing douche nozzle alabama forces teachers to be armed. another what could possibly go wrong, vermont teacher turns in rifle before being committed to a mental institution. vermont high schoolteac
election which republicans took control of the congress. and democrats are still spooked by the fact that in a lot of red and purple districts, wolf, they lost because of the crime bill. you remember the crime bill with bill clinton, included in the crime bill was the ban on assault weapons. and so for the last two decades, the democrats have been very reluctant to touch this issue because they know it's going to hurt them, particularly with gun owners who can be very intense and very motivated to come out to vote in midterm elections in particular which we're heading into. >> but public opinion may be evolving now. i'll put up on the screen, a recent poll that we took after the newtown, connecticut massacre. restrictions on guns, 13% say there should be no restricts. 70% say there should be some restrictions. 15% said make all guns illegal. 70% some restrictions which presumably is what the president is going to be calling for seems to suggest this is the time to do something. >> it does. you look at the aggregate numbers. if you're a politician you say, that's great. let's change t
election like he did. you don't want to have to constantly pick the political choice. you want the person you think can get the job done. chuck hagel is not afraid to slash defense budgets. you really need a veteran to do that. the first secretary of defense a v vietnam war veteran. hagel's ready to do it. it's hard to find somebody that has moxie that wants to get in there and slash. he's with his come padres right now, the president. and you can't blame him. fdr's brain trust or the kitchen cabinet of tr, it's always good to have people around you that you're comfortable with. >> douglas, good to talk to you as always. thanks for joining us. douglas brinkley, presidential historian. >>> chris christie, a name that voters love. why his skyrocketing approval ratings and controversial leadership style make him one to watch.dulc ax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> largest electronics gadgets show in the world kicks off today in las vegas. i'm n
in chinatown for one of the new supervisors elected to the board. norman yee. he brings the total number of asian-americans on the board to a record five out of 11 seats. >> i think it's about time and i think it's good -- it's great to have this representation. >> there's a whole generation of people that believe that public policy is really where they ought to be. >> the other new supervisor on the board is london breed. breed says her experience growing up in a public housing complex in san francisco gives her an understanding of the struggles fashion the city's most disadvantaged residents. [ applause ] >> and oakland city council has three new members in one of the largest council changesovers in recent history -- changeovers in recent history. swearing-in ceremonies were held yesterday. may poor jean quan praised outgoing leaders for making oakland a progressive green city. >>> police in newark investigating a shooting that left a man injured. the shooting happened about 6:30 last night on olive street. police say the 28-year-old man was shot as he sat in a parked car. he was rushe
'll turn to congress to fight against the agenda. >> we said before the election if barack obama was reelected that he was going to go after our second amendment rights. the newtown tragedy gave him an opportunity to do that. >> reporter: one of the proposals made is for armed guards at every school and the administration is considering a version of that, one of the ideas on the table is to make federal funds available to schools that want to hire police or install surveillance equipment. biden has promised to send his recommendation to the president by next tuesday. norah, charlie? >> we'll be watching. bill plante, thank you. >>> a 16-year-old student in taft california planned a shotgun attack on his high school classmates the shooter critically wounded one student yesterday. the suspect eventually surrendered. witnesses say he had been harassed at school even bullied and as carter evans reports, a teacher is getting credit for preventing a potential disaster. >> reporter: when students at taft high school were finally released from the campus lockdown
, getting ready for a national election, and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1,000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians were evacuated or displaced from their homes. 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy may have damaged our homes and our infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before, across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages, and races, and backgrounds, from all parts of our state, even from out of state, everyone has come together. so today, let me start this address with a set of thanks from me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency management experts from around this state who prepared us for this storm, and kept us safe in its aftermath. [ applause ] >> christie giving a state of the state there in trenton, new jersey. we're going to ta
and senator ron johnson republican of wisconsin. >> what happened to you? lost an election, seems like you lost your backbone. >> i certainly haven't. if you're talking about the fiscal cliff, what happened is that back in 2001, 2003, they made tax cuts temporary. all we could do because president obama demanded taxes were going to go up for some americans. >> you knew he was going to do that. this whole kabuki theatre of taking it to the last minute was silly. >> stephanie: oh, dear. someone that's been lectured by neil cavuto on air. >> not to your face. he waited until the next day. >> stephanie: he did a whole segment about me. >> i claim this radio show in the name of mars! >> stephanie: sorry kermit. sorry if i offended you. >> marvin. >> stephanie: he sounds a little like kermit to me. charles krauthammer. >> obama has this ideological vision of america as a superpower too big for its britches. it is a power that has thrown itself around the world. he talked about it in his initial tour of the world. and that it does not sort of have the moral standing to be the great power it was i
meaning no one was allowed to use tap water for several hours. dr. steven o bryan told me five elective surgeries had to be cancel ed and they had to divert emergencies to other hospitals. >> patients were continued to be cared for in a safe manner during this period of time. weare actively cleaning areas that had con tame nated water. contaminated water. . >> this afternoon we watched workers who were clearing out the line that was blocked yesterday. the hospital told me the problem was roots from nearby trees that snaked their way into the pipe. also ilearned today the california department of public health has informs gaited this spill already. we were told no regulatory violations were found. aside from the basement, this facility is running as usual today. . >> emergency officials in san francisco today ordered several building evacuated because of a gas leak. it started about 12:20 this afternoon. a firedepartment spokesperson told us a construction crew punctured a gas line. a pg&e spokesperson says the workers should have been using shovels. they expectfull service restored t
in time is what should happen is the president should be in charge of the country, and elections sh s should be called. i will say right now there say lot of anxiety. not many people on the street know what this will mean. they are saying so far it doesn't look like it will lead to conflict in the streets. but it is confusing for anyone living here. >> as there is anxiety in venezuela, we have chavez in cuba. have we -- have you heard anything from him? has he spoken, reacted to the high court's decision in his favor? >> reporter: more than a month and no one has heard or seen hugo chavez. i think that's what really rattled everyone yesterday. when they said hugo chavez would not be at his swearing in, if he had a crawl to it, he would have. he would have come in a wheelchair, he would have come attached to an iv. if he couldn't be here, it means he's gravely ill. i think that's the other thing that has many people rattled here. he's been a larger than life leader in this country. love him or hate him, he has been the leader and it has been very unsettling for many people. this econom
when we have so much trouble at home? and that debate will rage now between now and the next elections and, particularly, the next presidential elections. >> minister mackay, your nation has been such a loyal ally to the united states, following us into afghanistan. your country was involved to a lesser extent, certainly, in iraq. but considering the outcome in these two places, how would you say your nation's point of view has changed, if it has, on the responsibilities of we democracies to take actions like that? >> well, i'll come directly to that, but i want to play off something that senator mccain said. that in considering interventions, military contributions, foreign aid, there's no question that the very stormy economic situation that we've all come through, the pa jillty of the economy -- fragility of the economy still directly influences a government's thought process. it certainly is a determining factor as to what and if a country will contribute to an intervention. >> cutbacks to the british -- >> 25%. i mean, they're tying up ships, there's soldiers in the field getting
water for several hours. dr. o'bryan told me five elective surgeries had to be cancelled because of the spill and they had today vert ambulances to other hospitals but -- divert ambulances to other hospitals. potentially contaminated surgical instruments are being cleaned. >> we have an alternative area we opened up, to process sterile supplies. >> reporter: today we saw workers from roto rooter clearing out the sewer line that became blocked yesterday. the hospital said it was roots from nearby redwood trees that worked their way into the pipe. cal osha will investigate. california department of public health has investigated the spill and a spokesman said, no regulatory violations were found. in oakland, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >> red cross teamed up with organizations for the blind and visually impaired for a blood drive. head of light house for the blind, says blind people are often recipients of other's generosity and they want to give back. winter is a crucial time because fewer people are donating due to illness, bad weather and holiday vacations. >>> obesity and
five elective surgeries had to be cancelled because of the spill and they had today vert ambulances to other hospitals but -- divert ambulances to other hospitals. potentially contaminated surgical instruments are being cleaned. >> we have an alternative area we opened up, to process sterile supplies. >> reporter: today we saw workers from roto rooter clearing out the sewer line that became blocked yesterday. the hospital said it was roots from nearby redwood trees that worked their way into the pipe. cal osha will investigate. california department of public health has investigated the spill and a spokesman said, no regulatory violations were found. in oakland, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >> red cross teamed up with organizations for the blind and visually impaired for a blood drive. head of light house for the blind, says blind people are often recipients of other's generosity and they want to give back. winter is a crucial time because fewer people are donating due to illness, bad weather and holiday vacations. >>> obesity and a lack of health insurance are among the reason
: an announcement from jay rockefeller today that he will not run for re-election in 2014. the west virginia democrat saying it is time to haeupbgt hang it up after a long career in the u.s. senate as well as terms of governor in that state. this is a prime pickup activity for republicans. shelly capito announced she would run for the seat whether he was in the race or not. she is considered a prime republican pick up opportunity. republicans control the senate 2545: it looks like a potential pickup there for republicans. other republicans as well talking about entering the race. jay rockefeller the longtime democratic senator from west virginia is announcing he will retire. that announcement scheduled to officially come any minute now in west virginia. jenna: also this other fox news alert out of colorado now. accused colorado shooter james holmes is back in court today after the judge ruled there is enough evidence to put him on trial. holmes is set to attend his arraignment today in the movie theater massacre. 12 people were murdered in that massacre, dozens more wounded in aurora last y
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